This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
The Discourse of Hospital Communication
Tracing Complexities in Contemporary Health Organizations
Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse
Bringing together recent international research in the field of hospital communication and interaction, the contributors to this book contextualize clinical professional work by focussing on the rising intensity of information and communication practices in organizations generally, and in health care in particular. The book provides a rich resource for students and scholars interested in how hospital work is performed and communicated and what the hospital's extreme organizational complexity means for traditional approaches to discourse analysis, communication research and activity theory.